The legendary Mercedes G-Class will soon be available in an electric 100 version, and the German manufacturer is showing us today what it will be capable of. Forget the “crab walk” which allows you to move laterally, and welcome the “tank turn”, which makes you turn around on the spot.
The Mercedes EQG concept presented last September, which will be the electric counterpart of the legendary off-road G-Class from the German group, is revealed in a little more detail in a short video highlighting an impressive feature: the Tank Turn.
A Tank Turn to show off
in practice, it is a question of allowing the Mercedes EQG to perform one or more turns on itself, to get out of possibly perilous situations. After all, it’s a backpacker’s vehicle, made to navigate terrain far from the asphalt of cities, where all sorts of situations can arise.
On the video uploaded by Mercedes above, we will notice that fine torque management applied to each wheel allows you to do a full turn without difficulty, relegating the Hummer EV’s crab mode to something far less impressive.
4 wheels and 4 motors
To be able to perform a Tank Turn like in this video, it is necessary to have a motor at each wheel, so that they are controlled independently of each other. In addition to this visually impressive feature, the use of four motors allows for better handling and improved traction management.
Thus, on rough terrain and off the beaten track, even with grip on three of the four wheels for example, a vehicle like the Mercedes EQG will be able to get by without too much difficulty, and without excessive skating. .
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